The .mov files format is a MPEG 4 video format first develeped in 1998, it is used for Apple's QuickTime application on Mac. MOV is an audio and video file type and primarily is used with the company's QuickTime media player. It used as a multimedia container for digital videos, and its multitracking ability allows editors to shape the file in a variety of ways. MOV has enjoyed one of the longest lives of any file type during the digital age.
An average MOV file contains one or more tracks of data. Tracks are organized in a hierarchy of information called atoms. Atoms often parent other atoms or allow for editing, but their most popular function is housing media data. The primary media that makes up an MOV file are video tracks, audio tracks, effects tracks and text tracks.